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By David Caron

The deluge of metaphors brought on in 1981 in France by means of the 1st public reviews of what might change into the AIDS epidemic unfold with a long way larger pace and potency than the virus itself. to appreciate why it took France goodbye to react to the AIDS drawback, AIDS in French Culture analyzes the intersections of 3 discourses—the literary, the scientific, and the political—and strains the foundation of French attitudes approximately AIDS again to nineteenth-century anxieties approximately nationhood, masculinity, and sexuality.

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Le brouillard se dissipait, les rues s’emplissaient de soleil. (616)] The man’s presence is first felt as a rough, hence masculine, voice, giving orders to be obeyed without question. Unlike the women who make up most of the crowd, and who remedy their ignorance of the situation with irrational fantasies and false knowledge, the doctor uses language to restore order. And the first thing this language orders is that the women return inside, to the private sphere they had left so that they could participate, nonproductively and hysterically, in the public debate.

The two men soon become friends before being repeatedly separated and reunited during the chaotic aftermath of the defeat. Eventually, Maurice sides with the Communards, and as French troops enter Paris to crush the uprising Jean, still a soldier in the regular army, kills him without realizing who it was at first. Around the double nucleus of Jean and Maurice, representing the fracture of the national community, circulates an ensemble of secondary characters, equally symbolic of various social ills and their potential cures.

With the departure of MacMahon, taken away in a wagon, the position of power is left vacant. 7 A new type of man must make his entrance and assume power. Gender Indecision and Cultural Anxiety S 41 Symbolically, the fog clears and the sun comes out to announce the arrival of this new man, the man of science, who will restore both the social order and the order of discourse: Near the Place du Collège the waggon disappeared amongst the increasing crowd, amongst whom the most extraordinary stories about the battle were circulating.

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